RORY: Can we not say the word college for at least forty-eight hours? …
LORELAI: How ’bout collage, can we say collage? ‘Cause it sounds the same but it’s actually very different.
Collage (from the French meaning “stick together”) is an art technique which involves assembling paper, photographs, ribbons, paint, and/or found objcts and gluing them to paper or canvas. The technique goes back to ancient China, around 200 BC, but made a dramatic reappearance in the early 20th century as a form of modern art.
The words college and collage don’t actually sound the same, although there is some similarity.
[Collage shown is an untitled work by German Dadaist artist Kurt Schwitter]